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CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
morning, america and steve. this is a great time to be an american. i think we are all looking forward to the new year. i am a loyal but nervous. -- i am a little bit nervous. mitch mcconnell is the key. he can take the president over into the presidency and a came a great man. we need to make sure we let mr. mcconnell know that history is there. i know he has a lot of issues. everyone bacchant e-mail, text -- everyone can e-mail and text and let mr. mcconnell n know. the tea party is off the rail. this will make this country take off. i hope mr. mcconnell sees this. everyone out there, the game has been played. host: thank you for the call. harry is joining us from pittsburgh. caller: this whole thing is ridiculous. i started paying social security and 14. i have quite a bit of money in there. i have made my own way. record, the past money they are asking for, that is mostly white people making that money. they should call it what it is. that is still whitey's money. i wish i was as smart as it then people. a lot of people have called then and have not worked hard. everybody wants the
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
like to say merry christmas to you and to all the united states of america. i am actually very pessimistic about a deal being struck. when you look at the republican party and their entire congress who comes out with a statement that this country does not have a revenue problem, it is just an outright lie. if you look at the facts, 32% of our manufacturing base has been gutted and sold to china, india, any foreign country that has cheap labor. the top patriotic american companies are parking their profits and offshore accounts so they do not have to pay a fair share of their taxes. the bottom line is since the late '70s, the wealthiest 2% in this country are making 25 times their wealth that they made a black -- back then. there are only paying 40% more in taxes. this country is doomed if we do not start putting terrace of the imports coming into this country. the republican party is selling you an outright lie. thank you. host: let's show you a facebook posting. the economist and professor at the university of maryland will be with us and about 25 minutes or so. he will take y
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 7:00am EST
not understand why we do not make the agenda what is good for america? why do we still have to have an agenda of polarization of the two parties? they are not going to leave us and the choice except independence are going to have to come up with a third party one of these days that is moderate and has america first. host: who do you think on the political landscape today would be the best leader? caller: i do not know. i am a very politically savvy person. i get involved. right now, i cannot tell you. it is too much of a polarized world. let's see what they end up doing about the tax situation to get an idea of whether they are going to work together or whether they want to kill the other side and let america go down the tubes. host: from "the new york post." richard is on the phone on the republican line. caller: good morning. this lady here, she is bowling out because she is told what to do. there is no such thing as being nice. where really irritates me is that if you are black, the first thing the democrats hauler is that it is racism. if that were the other side, if it were the republica
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
. she has been able to focus on the problems here in america while she is done a tremendous job overseas. host: what would you like to see out of there? caller: become the next president of united states. i think it is a strong possibility. you mentioned travel and keeping people safe. any specific accomplishment that sticks out in your mind? caller: meeting with the pakistanis leaders and going to different countries and dealing with the world issues and being a good negotiator, peacemaker and her demeanor. unbelievable and outstanding. host: ruth from texas, you are on. caller: my hero is mitt romney. if he had been elected, he would have strained things much better than they are now. that is part of the problem. host: what -- caller: character, honesty. host: mitt romney is your choice. caller: that is about it. host: patrick is next. caller: my political hero is president obama. host: why so? caller: he has gone through a lot. he has kept his cool during the course of the year. i look forward to him doing better. host: one thing that stands out as far as his accomplishments. caller:
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
to change anything. they do not want to help america. what people are they for? the people have spoken, but they do not ever listen to the people. what people are the working for? host: james in new york as a deadline for independents. caller: i just want to point out something. 400% to 1000% increase in salaries versus the workers for the so-called job creators, along the way, the people are not making these increases in salaries. they talk about cutting taxes on the wealthy. well, what about giving money -- a fair percentage of an increase to the people that are doing the work? i never hear anything about that. it just seems to me that the unfairness starts there. host: that is james and new york. the lead story in this morning's boston globe with the headline "modest hope." [video clip] >> i just had a good and constructive discussion with senate and house leadership about how to prevent the tax hike on the middle class. i am optimistic that we may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses of in time. senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell are working on such an agree
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
, the t stands for treason, because they have done all they possibly can to ruin america, to overthrow our government. host: can you take us through the next 48 hours on this debate on the fiscal cliff? what needs to happen? caller: ok. i say, the president should be willing to come up to $300,000, as far as tax increases. we need revenue. $400,000, some people make that. we need revenue. the only way to get it is to get it from people who actually have the money. there is no shame in helping our government. this is our government. the republicans need to understand that social security and medicare -- listen, those are so important. people are talking about i do not want children paying the bill. they will need social security as well. i want republicans to realize that they were elected to do the will of the people. not just the three% or whatever. they all need to understand that we are all affected by their thinking -- the president won the election, right? host: thank you for the call. i want to take you through some of the effects, if we do go off the fiscal cliff, if congress takes
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 7:00am EST
in one place called the united states of america. we can agree to have balance. my final comment is, we can all be winners. what is so hard with that? i am from the east. i have lived here since 17. what is wrong with this place in terms of why we cannot do better? host: how would he respond to your own question? caller: we know about the very poor, the very rich. i love the fact i can make a lot of money, but the other side is i work as a social services person with food banks, being part of housing and homeless. we can do much better. we have to understand each other. that is my comment. host: to life for the call. from our twitter page. -- thank you for the call. front page of "the washington times." from thehill.com. house republicans announced the house will be back after the christmas holiday. the house concluded business, that was a statement from kevin mccarthy. the announcement coming moments after speaker john boehner said it is up to the president and senate democrats to work on legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. next is peter from highland park, new jersey on the indepen
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am EST
examine the state of america's public health. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning. highlights from the news today. atop al qaeda leader was killed and in pakistan. aside from the unemployment rate unveiled yesterday, one of the bright spots is those ages 55-69 are holding onto jobs for logger. of time. the presidential inaugural committee -- a change from the 2008 inaugural. at the supreme court of for the first 45 minutes, reaction to the decision to hear two cases regarding gay marriage. one with the defense of marriage act and the other looking at proposition 8. the first 45 minutes, if you want to weigh in on the decision of the supreme court, here is how you can do so. the numbers -- if you want to send us a tweet -- here is the front page of "the oakland tribune." that is the setting for one of the cases the justices will hear. it gives a little bit of the text put into place when it was signed into law. this is part of section 7. and determining the ruling regulation of the bureau and agencies of the united states, the word marriage means only a legal union between one
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
, america had the largest genocide, they killed indians, but enslaved africans. so, i do not see how the more religious thing comes in a period when you look at -- comes in. if you look at the republican party, full of hypocrisy. the only time they care about life is when it is in the will but once you are born you are on your own to survive however you can. so, i do go to church and i believe in religion but i believe it is personal because my god may not be your god, you may have another god. i cannot look at myself and say the religious police i have should be put on somebody else. host: tom us on twitter response to the article in "the washington post" about the tea party being silent on the fiscal cliff negotiations. we will go to joe >> in florida, democratic caller. does influence -- religion influence your politics? caller: i converted to seventh- day adventists and 35 years ago. one of the things that attracted me to the church is the fact that we never speak of politics from the pulpit. the only possible if exception to that is the issue of religious liberty. that is the on
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am EST
depression. i am thinking how much we had to pull the belt then. i think that if america would wake up and see that we do have to, the first thing that we have to do as citizens is stop spending. if the government would abide by the things that we did during the depression, neighbors helping neighbors, i want to continue with -- fortunately, my husband and i made plans, even though he started give it -- getting social security in 1936 when i was in grade school, we both worked, of course, and we paid into it. so, i do not know that anyone needs to give up anything, if the government would just cut the spending and use the taxes that we give them fiscally. that is all i have to say. host: let me ask you this. we are looking at stories in the news this morning about compromise and stories on the table. as republicans look to democrats and democrats look to republicans to give something up, should the american people be asked to give up something? caller code probably so, but it is so needless when i think over the years about how much -- we did not have a lot of money. we did not have cr
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
program -- [indiscernible] i have time. everybody has to come to an argument -- if we love america, we have to make sure everybody is [indiscernible] in the system where everybody has the certain well-being. i think this is a time -- host: fred from miami. some editorials from "the washington post." "avoid the cliff." host: added to oil from "the washington post. -- an editorial from "the washington post." this from one of our viewers. one other editorial, this from "the wall street journal." "america's boomtown." host: jay from florida on the independent line. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. i think it is all political. i think they will come up with a deal. we had two wars. we have never seen tax breaks like this. we have to increase tax to pay off the war. we had hurricane sandy and now people want guards in school. they will have a deal. if it goes over the fiscal cliff, it will hurt the republicans more. host: thank you for the call. a photograph of the president, cutting short his vacation. leaders were blaming each other for the stalled negotiations just days before
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am EST
happened yesterday. the actions of the teachers. how safe are in america's schools and america's schoolchildren. this is how the story is being played this morning on the front page of the "new york daily news." this is the way it is being reported this morning in "the wall street journal." the president talked about the shootings at the elementary school calling it a hate crime and vowing to press for meaningful actions to prevent more incidents. our first call for the morning comes from new york on the line for independence. a teacher. good morning. caller: good morning. yes, i was a substitute teacher actually up an east strasbourg it. i can tell you that the respect and all of that that was a round what i was going to school is completely gone. i could not believe some of the things i got to see, and i was in middle school. these are still young the kids, 13 and 14 and 15 year olds. there is just no respect. i do not know whether it comes from the home or what. these kids are totally unmotivated in school. they have no respect for the teachers, no respect for authority. you
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 7:00am EST
in the united states of america is allowed to own or not allowed to own, that is the start of the loss of the second amendment, and that will be the disarming of the united states of america. host: kenneth, you talked about the liberals. but in this article, the "new york daily news" this morning, they quote several republicans, among them, senator tom coburn, also objected to lapierre's plan, sort of. he said -- host: what are your thoughts to those responses from those republicans? caller: i agree with those comments. let me say this, as far as the more broad sense of this issue with regards to the connecticut shootings. it's perfectly clear that the young man that committed that atrocity was troubled individual. the problem with our society is that we need something to recognize, deal with, and stride help with, for the people, the families, the parents that have to do that. i've read a number of articles since then where by sthradse have that mental illness, but when they go to seek the help from the law enforcement officers, etc., they are advised that they should today? contact w
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 7:00am EST
on how america can prevent mass shootings. is it the role of government or society to stop them? here are the numbers to call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online. send us a tweet, twitter.com/c- spanwj. or join the conversation on facebook by looking for c-span and weighing in. you can also e mail us, journal@c-span.org. here is the first page -- front page of "the hartford current" this morning. "day of grieving." the top headline, along with a list of the victims. the employees, all women. the children, all around the age of 67. this is "the sunday bulletin." "residents gather to find comfort and pray." national newspapers also digging into this story. "the new york times" says that the people were all shot multiple times with semi- automatic weapons. white print on a black background. stories including one detail of what happened, acts of heroism, and how teachers behalf helped -- teachers helped their students to the crisis. this story at the bottom, "the justice department shelved ideas for impro
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 7:00am EST
to the president, we will also move to plan b. we all know every income tax filer in america is going to pay a higher rate january 1 unless congress acts. i believe it is important that we protect as many american taxpayers as we can. our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less and have all their current rates extended. i continue to have hope that we can reach a broader agreement with the white house that would reduce spending as well as have revenues on the table. host: and some details on that plan b from a chart in the wall street journal today. and on the debt ceiling, it would be a one-year increase in this offer. that's different from president obama's latest offer that came out this week. the details on that, it would raise $1.20 trillion to $1.30 trillion. it would increase tax rates on capital gains and dividends i want to turn now to a reporter with a roll-call newspaper on capitol hill. jonathan strong, thanks for joining us. i went through some of the details on what this plan is. take us through it when and how this plan moves through the syst
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
marriage was ok. and america killing so many babies. side,e get back on god's everything else will take care of itself. that's the way it is. a guy said it seemed like christians are down and out. let me tell you, christians are the happiest people there is, because we have read the book and we know how it ends. kristin people have a better life -- christian people. we need to get on the moral cliff. host: now the "washington times front page -- inside the paper, they quote several conservative house lawmakers. an iowa republican says the speaker has to look at where the votes are going to come from. and a republican from texas says -- lot of backlash in the papers after what the speaker put out yesterday, from his own rank and file, including senator jim demint, who represents the tea party caucus in the senate. and this in the washington post -- sticking with the tea party, here is the headline in the washington times -- mike in florida, cocoa beach, democratic caller. caller: good morning. thank you guys for c-span and for washington journal. that is the program that gave me the capa
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
elected office in america. i would like any democrats to tell me [indiscernible] during the whitewater investigation was the work under subpoena. that is evidence tampering. those are two felonies she has committed while she has been in the white house then thehost: bg that issue is something we should be concerned about customer -- do you think that issue is something we should be concerned about? drew is a democrat in baltimore. caller: good morning. host: what do you think about hillary clinton's future? caller: i think she is the next logical step that we need. my grandfather was a democrat in delaware. he served two terms. allyink she is what we re4all needs and what we need for the country to move ahead. host: steven is an independent from connecticut. caller: thank you for taking my call. i really like hillary clinton. i think she is a hard worker. i think her old man is a hard worker, too. whitewater was like three wars ago. that was a long time ago. i would like to see jeb bush run against hillary clinton. i think they can move our nation forward. host: if jeb bush -- if it is
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 7:00am EST
. we are not at war here in america. i can understand that we need to arm ourselves but that weapon has no business being in the hands of the american people. that was horrible what happened to those kids over there in connecticut. if we do not stand together, we ought to throw it out the window and protect american citizens. if we cannot do that, we have failed as an american people. host: what kind of gun do you own? caller: i have a shotgun, a rifle, and a pistol. i used to keep them in the house. i don't have them in the house no more. to me, you know, and i love hunting, but assault weapons -- it just has no business. host: have you ever been a member of the nra? caller: no, never been a member of the nra. host: from our facebook page, jess says -- jeff says -- nicholas, what kind of gun do you have? caller: i have two fire armas, an ak-47, and an ar-15 bought as recently as yesterday. host: why did you buy one yesterday? caller: i have wanted one for some time but just didn't. in anticipation of a ban, i made the decision to go out and purchase one. that being said, i want to say
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
springs, the first resort in america. host: you are a retired business owner? caller: right. host: if you were still running your business, how would you be looking at the fiscal cliff? caller: i've got some ideas i would like to say. the first thing we would do is eliminate all the people that do the free housing and food stamps and by about all those office expenses and just go with an earned income credits that would not exceed 15 cows and dollars per year. -- $15,000.ould that affec it would help reduce the need for taxes, so they would have more money for others things, rather than paying taxes. if the current welfare system pays people as much as $45,000 a year to add up all the benefits, the free medical, with medical,to doctors or hospitals would cause normally $1,500 a month, but an insurance company for a family, and they get about $800 a month for free housing and another $700 a month or $800 a month for food. so they don't have an incentive to get a job that pays an average worker $33,000 a year, because they are getting more off the free stuff. another thing that i would do
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
in america do not want to pay their fair share. they cannot argue the point that everybody has to give a little bit more to help us eliminate some of this debt and keep the country going in a positive direction. host: did you see the reaction from harry reid? caller: [laughter] host: let me read a portion of that. that is what the democratic leader in the senate had to say about yesterday's counterproposal put out by house republicans. we noted in this letter sent to the white house from the speaker also includes the signatures of paul ryan as well as eric cantor and the rest of his leadership team seems to be on board. here is the chairman of the republican study committee's statement. so here are the opening offers in "the washington post." time." there is the side-by-side in the "the washington times" this morning. a democratic caller, what do you think? caller: by listening at what is going on in our country, it should be clear to everyone that not only is our country divided, but it is divided because we have a president that is sitting there -- fox news and these other stations r
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
and begin the work of remaking america. [applause] everywhere we look, there is work to be done. the state of our economy calls for action bold and swift. we will react to lay a new foundation for growth. electrical grids that bind us together. we will restore science to its rightful place and raise health care quality and lower cost. we will harness the sun and the wind to run our factories and will transform our schools and colleges to meet the demands of a new age. all of this we can do. all of this we will do. there are some who question the scale of our ambitions to suggest our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. their memories are short. they have forgotten what this country has already done. what it free men and women can achieve when imagination joins a common purpose. host: his inaugural address from january 2009. the question is, as the president moves to a second term, what is your number one priority? the number one agenda item you think he needs to address? danny is joining us from west virginia on the democrats' line. caller: good morning. the first issue and the core
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 7:00am EST
a straw upper-middle-class but a stronger america -- stronger middle-class but a stronger america. people and should be focused on the same pink. they should be working to make sure companies like this manufacturer is able to make more great products. that's what they should be focused on. host: distorts free press, courtesy of the newseum in washington, as this headline -- some schools are closed in the state so teachers can also protests that block today. here is the detroit news. there headline -- michigan pro-union people are protesting this law. the republican-led legislature is expected to take it up today. this legislation would bar workers from being required to pay union fees as a condition of employment even as thousands of union members plan to protest at the state capital. the story continues inside the new york times. we are getting your take on this this morning. start dialing in now. the wall street journal editorial page, they weigh in on the issue this morning. you can tell this is a big deal, based on the fury of big labor's reaction. edie in greenville, south carolina,
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 7:00am EST
is not free. we have forced to pay for -- wars to pay for. we have to pay bills. god bless america and c-span. everybody have a great day. host: thank you. we have two guests. we will continue looking at the so called "fiscal cliff" negotiations with mary agnes carey of kaiser health news. we will specifically look at how medicare may be affected by the fiscal cliff. next is grover norquist. we want to put the numbers up on the screen so you can have your chance to talk with mr. norquist. mr. norquist will be out here in just a minute so you can go ahead and start dialing your phones now. first, in the new york times, this article showing senator joe lieberman. he made his farewell speech yesterday. [video clip] >> barriers of discrimination and bigotry that a few decades ago seemed removable. doors of opportunity have been opened wider for all americans regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, or disability. during my time here in washington we have had our first female secretary of state nominated and confirmed, and our first african-american president
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
hear about what goes on in iraq, for example. we go there. america goes there and hundreds of children have been killed, if not thousands. but we don't see that reality until it happens here. it becomes more pressing. i think someone needs to look at -- a study needs to be done on the whole psychology of the american -- of the american people that are prerp traited as vines around the world. it's not new. caller: to me, the most irresponsible comment came on tv yesterday by a u.s. senator dianne feinstein who is rushing to resurrect a bill on gun control. the most responsible set of comments came from the n.r.a. which said at the beginning when the events begin unfolding on tv let's wait for all the facts to come in. i'm calling as a former v.a. homeless outreach worker in rest l.a. one third of america's homeless are military veterans. every one of them could be off the street with mental health problems and so forth if the v.a. would process the claims that have been four and a half years delayed. we sue the v.a. in the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in may of last year. the gov
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
're no longer a bank. my loan's going to land with one of three banks. it happens to land with bank of america and it's been noth bug a struggle with bank of america. what they did with my loan modification was add 15,000 to my loan and drop tint rest rates to where my payment's actually went up. so it made it harder and harder for me to maintain my mortgage. so they talk about cooperation with the bank. the banks don't cooperate with you. they've got a free ticket to steal from us and that's where it's at. >> it's a little hard for me to comment on a specific case like that. banks are a mixed bag of incentives. they certainly are out to make money and the record of a lot of lenders negotiating with people isn't very good and it's easy sometimes particularly in the wake of this flood of people who are in trouble to ignore them. but i can't really comment on a particular case. host: what dows happening on capitol hill these days that leads you tobble that the mortgage debt relief act may not be allowed to expire? or is the prevailing thought on capitol hill to let it expire? >> this isn't exact
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am EST
morning, i hope america thinks about the nuclear arms race. someone said the only way to stop a bad person is to have a good person with an assault weapon. no matter how or work, we're all going to lose. we need to disarm. the people who should have a military assault-type weapons is the military. host: we will go to the republican line from new york city. caller:hi, i am a physician and worked in the time of son of sam and i treated one of his last victims. the destruction that a sudden killing like this is enormous. i think the mental health screening has to be more pori part of this. the fact that we cannot commit people showing extreme mental illness with several rights laws is a deeper issue than gun control. >host: how should vice president joe biden and the white house address this. mental illness is part of the debate and will be part of the solution. >> i think they really need to look at civil rights laws and be able to intervene more aggressively with mental health professionals when people show a consistent pattern of mental illness. i think you can travel through any city in a
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
was above poverty level. every person in a america needs to pay some taxes, even if it is only $10. i love c-span. host: you said you would not be willing to give the president 100%. he would be willing to go off the cliff if that was the demand. how much would you be willing to bend? caller: i think we have to bend a lot because he won the election. but we are spending where we do not have money. yes, we have to bend it. i am truly a republican. i believe in our philosophy. most of the time, now 100%. i vote republican because they believe we should work for a living and not be handed out. if president obama thinks he deserves 100%, he is so wrong. he is not american. he is just not for us. it is always funny to me. i listen to you and you are great. when i listen to you, i think you the more to the left. it is amazing how i can think you lean left and democrats think you link to the right. i love you anyway. you are great. host: thank you for the call. we want to hear from both sides on all of the issues we bring up. a few other stores we want to point out this morning. the chicago tribune
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
by asking whether it was the role of government or society to work on the problem of shootings in america. this morning we are focusing on guns. that's a lot of the focus in the op-ed pages. we will share a lot of those editorials with you on how the various commentators are weighing in on this issue. next, david is joining us from florida, an independent caller. caller: good morning. well, i have a comment about another caller that said she was looking for a good example of why we should have these type of weapons. i would like to point to the founding of this country. without proper arms, it leaves our people unable to protect themselves from a tyrannical government. that is the purpose of the second amendment. it has nothing to do with being able to stop a home invader or personal attack. it is to provide protection to this country of the actual people, not the government. to just take away assault weapons leaves us on armed as the population. we see what happens time and again around the world. if you look at all the countries around the world that have an unarmed population and look
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
on. america has just gone down the drain. everything is just pitiful. also, one thing, the business, the small business, they should have a small -- a higher rate than $250,000. that is it. thank you. host: here is the kaiser foundation with their facts about medicare. they say that it is for 50 million elderly and disabled americans that pays for prescription drugs, hospital visits, and acute and post- acute services. in 2012 it accounted for 15% of the budget. host: so, that is what medicare is expected to cost in 2012. we are asking you all what you are willing to sacrifice. scott, good morning. scott, you have got to turn down the television. i will put you on hold. larry, independent caller. go ahead. larry, syracuse, new york? you are on the air. turn down your television, ok? caller: yes, basically i am willing to give up -- i think that the people who get benefits who are wealthier should actually be along the strip. host: all right, steve, haymarket, virginia. caller: i used to make $3.5 million per year in gross and it usually only cost me $3.6 million to do it. i paid ove
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